Carson Wentz and injuries.
Unfortunately, this has become a timeless tradition.
The Washington Commanders quarterback has been injured since October, when during the Commanders’ win against the Chicago Bears, Wentz broke his right ring finger.
Since that moment, the quarterback for the Commanders has been Taylor Heinicke.
He has done a very good job as the starter for Washington, winning five games, including defeating the then-unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles to give them what could be their only loss of the season.
It is clear that there is currently no challenge to Heinicke’s position.
But, today, we had an update on Wentz’s ring finger injury.
The #Commanders activated Carson Wentz from injured reserve and he’ll serve as the backup for Taylor Heinicke.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 12, 2022
Wentz Returns To Sit On The Bench
According to Ian Rapoport, the Commanders have taken Wentz off the injury reserve list and activated him back.
This means that he is eligible to play again.
But, with Heinicke playing so well, and with the Commanders having a very important game against the New York Giants this weekend, in which losing may mean the end of your playoff run, it is not advised that Wentz should start.
Rapoport confirmed that Wentz will be the backup quarterback to Heinicke this weekend, and maybe for the rest of the season.
This is not surprising.
Before he was injured, Wentz struggled to lead the Commanders, winning only two of his six games, and throwing on average one interception a game.
Putting Wentz back in when what you have is already good will not benefit anyone except the Giants.